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  • Erica Olenski

    With the introduction of Facebook Connect and the open graph, I truly think that you are right on with continual integration. I think in the near future, things will be more integrated and connected than they have ever been before.

  • Gems in the 604

    Thanks for these great Facebook insights!
    I’m one of those 500 million users…wouldn’t it be nice if they shared profits with their users. Wishful thinking?!

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  • CCWriter

    I work at a public university and have been listening to college students lament that Facebook is too big and is not just for them anymore. Can another prediction be that college students will create a new platform or model just for them (no parents, no kid brothers or sister)? And, if so, how will that reshape Facebook?

  • http://earningtopincome.com Ed

    Citation needed on number 4. Many types of businesses have found advertising on facebook to be a waste of their internet marketing dollar.

    • Marion

      I agree. Our ads on Facebook have been a waste of money. Not much money, that’s true, but a waste of time and resources, nonetheless.

  • http://www.thatguitarman.com Laura

    Ha! What a phenomenon!
    For a feel-good laugh, check out my friend indie singer-songwriter DAVID IPPOLITO’s hilarious new song
    FACEBOOK IS A STUPID IDIOT on YouTube

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDHb4wewAIQ

    It’s just FUN! And FUNNY! And so true!

    Even devoted Facebookers are ROFL and posting this on their own Facebook walls!
    Spread the smiles!

  • http://bit.ly/92nIUo 604 Gems

    Jeff! I think we need to take a closer look at how the 500 million mark was determined.
    According to my simple math word problem, it’s highly unlikely. http://bit.ly/92nIUo
    How accurate are the accounts of 500 million Facebook users?
    Please advise!
    Thanks

  • Pam Roes

    I can see where Facebook would replace traditional websites and blog pages. Setting up a blog page and designing and maintaining a website is a big effort. With Social Media you can cultivate and meet your audience faster. Facebook will still need to compete with websites at establishing credibility, diving deep into content, online purchasing, advertising, and providing metrics. I think that can be done.

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  • http://daleod.com Dale O’Donnell

    I used to be a huge fan of Facebook but when I started using twitter, we fell apart :) . Twitter > Facebook in my opinion.

  • http://twitter.com/lisaga Lisa Galarneau

    Interesting how Facebook has become the integrate-able social network. Must be that open API. More openness please!

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  • http://www.laurenproctor32.com Lauren Proctor

    Jeff, I think this post is right on. Like Dale, I like Twitter better than Facebook (and the potential of Google Plus even more), but it looks like Facebook is set to continue their web dominance.  

    Your point about blogs got me to thinking.  Will Facebook make feature enhancements that start attracting the power blogger set?  Right now the best a blogger can do is create a conventional brand page for their brand/blog, but what if Facebook gave these influential bloggers a reason to use their platform as a publishing medium (think Seth Godin on Facebook as opposed to Typepad for example, or a Scobleizer Facebook hub).

    It seems like a natural progression for a platform looking to keep people on the social network as long as possible.  Do you think it’s possible that Facebook move in this direction as well?

  • http://www.laurenproctor32.com Lauren Proctor

    Jeff, I think this post is right on. Like Dale, I like Twitter better than Facebook (and the potential of Google Plus even more), but it looks like Facebook is set to continue their web dominance.  

    Your point about blogs got me to thinking.  Will Facebook make feature enhancements that start attracting the power blogger set?  Right now the best a blogger can do is create a conventional brand page for their brand/blog, but what if Facebook gave these influential bloggers a reason to use their platform as a publishing medium (think Seth Godin on Facebook as opposed to Typepad for example, or a Scobleizer Facebook hub).

    It seems like a natural progression for a platform looking to keep people on the social network as long as possible.  Do you think it’s possible that Facebook move in this direction as well?

  • http://www.laurenproctor32.com Lauren Proctor

    Jeff, I think this post is right on. Like Dale, I like Twitter better than Facebook (and the potential of Google Plus even more), but it looks like Facebook is set to continue their web dominance.  

    Your point about blogs got me to thinking.  Will Facebook make feature enhancements that start attracting the power blogger set?  Right now the best a blogger can do is create a conventional brand page for their brand/blog, but what if Facebook gave these influential bloggers a reason to use their platform as a publishing medium (think Seth Godin on Facebook as opposed to Typepad for example, or a Scobleizer Facebook hub).

    It seems like a natural progression for a platform looking to keep people on the social network as long as possible.  Do you think it’s possible that Facebook move in this direction as well?

  • Paul

    It seems that Facebook is becoming ‘the web’ and all the liberties of the internet are being swept up and gathered behind the wall of one huge private organisation. Facebook doesn’t need to be anything more that it was 3 years ago, or rather people don’t need it to be.

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